County Louth all-time best performers
An initial draft – although it’s not (yet) an official, definitive list – of the all-time best County Louth athletes in each event has been compiled.
It includes athletes who were members of a Louth club at the time of the performance, as well as former members of Louth clubs who would generally be regarded as being ‘originally from’ County Louth.
All events currently contested in the Olympic Games or World Indoor Championships are included, with the exception of the 20km and 50km Walks and the mixed 4x400m (for which no significant performances have yet been noted) and with the addition of the Mile and the Weight for Distance.
Performances that meet at least one of these criteria are included:
(1) it’s the ‘Louth record’;
(2) it’s worth 900 points or more on the IAAF scoring tables;
(3) it’s equal to or better than the minimum standard for the AAI all-time lists.
Note that, in the hurdles, steeplechase and throws, only performances with the senior hurdle heights/hurdle spacings/implement weights are included.
Performances in black are believed to probably be lifetime bests, while those in red are the best performances that have come to light so far (but without any indication that these performances are lifetime bests). A yellow background indicates missing or incomplete information.
As this is just an initial draft, it’s likely that several performances are missing. Please send details of any missing performances, corrections (no matter how trivial), additional information (for performances in red or with a yellow background) or other comments to Tom McGrane ( ). All feedback will be very welcome.